Budget raises taxes in Johnson City

By Jillian Marshall

Budget raises taxes in Johnson City

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 1:39 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The budget for 2013-14 passes in the village of Johnson City with one trustee opposed to the hike in taxes.

Johnson City approved the resolution to adopt their budget less than two months before their fiscal year begins.

Initially, closing such a large gap meant raising the tax levy to nearly 3.7 percent, but this final draft brings the tax levy down to 2.57 percent. Village residents will pay an average of an additional $7 per year per every $1,000 in assessed property value.

Although taxes are on the rise in Johnson City, Mayor Greg Deemie said he has not heard much from residents.

The measure passed 4-1, with trustee Richard Balles casting the lone no vote because he says the tax levy is too high.

The budget goes into effect June 1.

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